Your will is a legal document that provides instructions for how all of your possessions are distributed after your death. An executor who you have named files a death certificate and petitions the probate court to begin the probate process. Your executor is authorized to make decisions with court oversight and distribute assets according to your wishes as you have laid them out in the terms of your will. Your executor resolves disputes that may arise concerning distribution of your assets. Even with a will, the probate process can be expensive and take many months to complete. You can get help from your unbundled provider attorney who will discuss with you if a will is the best solution for your personal circumstances, or whether you should consider a living trust.